Undergraduate education

University of Pittsburgh, BS, 2003

Years in MSTP



Biomedical engineering, 2012


William Murphy, PhD

Thesis title

Use of a trackable, mineral-coated microsphere platform for the sustained delivery of bioactive cytokines

Current position

Associate Director Medical Affairs, Zimmer Biomet

PhD publications

Franklin-Ford T, Shah N, Leiferman E, Chamberlain CS, Raval A, Vanderby R, Murphy WL. Tracking injectable microspheres in dynamic tissues with encapsulated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles. Macromol Biosci. 2012 Dec;12(12):1615-21. PMID: 23124987; PMCID: PMC3746814.

Jongpaiboonkit L, Franklin-Ford T, Murphy WL. Growth of hydroxyapatite coatings on biodegradable polymer microspheres. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2009 Jul;1(7):1504-11. PMID: 20161578; PMCID: PMC2806690.

Jongpaiboonkit L, Franklin-Ford T, Murphy WL. Mineral-Coated Polymer Microspheres for Controlled Protein Binding and Release. Advanced Materials. 2009 Mar;21(19):1960–1963.